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ChristianaCare to pay $7.6M to settle Medicaid false claims charges

Posted on AllSides December 22nd, 2023
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Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Friday that ChristianaCare Health System will pay $7,666,379 to Delaware’s Medicaid program to settle federal and Delaware false claim allegations. The case, which was initiated by a whistleblower, alleges that ChristianaCare provided free or below-market value support services to non-employee doctors, who then referred patients to the health system. These referrals in turn led to ChristianaCare billing Medicaid. State and federal authorities said providing free or below-market value support services induced referrals in violation of Delaware’s Patient Brokering and Anti-Kickback laws. Because the inducements were...

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